Brook Trout
Live Brook Trout [Salvelinus fontinalis]

This trout is famous among fly fishermen in eastern North America. Brook Trout live along most of the east coast of Canada and down to Georgia in the United States, including the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River drainage basin. They can grow to 34 inches and 20 pounds but are more commonly around 10 inches. Brook trout are now being farmed to some extent, and sold fresh, frozen and smoked. They are also raised in hatcheries for restocking streams and lakes, and have been introduced to other parts of the world. They are environmentally sensitive so are much used for envronmental research.   Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service = public domain.


This fish is similar to other trout, so the cooking information for Rainbow Trout should work.

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